[ic] Building a new catalog system -- is it this complex?

Jeme jeme at rkdpp.com
Wed Jun 9 13:00:52 EDT 2004

On Wed, 9 Jun 2004 12:25:42 -0400
Mike Heins <mike at perusion.com> wrote:
> Quoting Jeme (jeme at rkdpp.com):
> > Let's say we sell workbenches.
> > That's several hundred variations. Do I have to create each
> > product in my products table first? Our old system is on paper and
> > we just check the boxes for all the features and colors. There
> > really aren't separate SKUs for each entity.
> >
> > As I understand this, I have to put all of this logic in
> > flypage.html. Also, I have to somehow separate that whole mechanism
> > from the generic method for showing simple products like hammers and
> > screwdrivers.
> This is exactly what Simple options are for. You can have as many
> as you like for one SKU.

Thanks, Mike.  That's almost a very helpful answer. :)

I really appreciate the response, but could you maybe point me to where I can read more about "Simple options"?  My admittedly limited experience with the documentation has not encountered the concept.

In all sincerity,

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